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Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up

San Francisco 49ers Crabtree celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in San Francisco Reuters

Over the weekend, there were reports that the 49ers doubted that wide receiver Michael Crabtree would be charged with a crime after it broke that police were investigating an accusation of sexual assault against him.

An update on the case from the San Francisco Chronicle does nothing to sow doubt about their doubts. A law enforcement source tells the newspaper that the woman making the allegation against Crabtree was one of three women in the hotel room on the night in question and that the other two women have told police that no assault took place. The source also added that there has been no physical evidence of a crime uncovered at this point.

According to the report, Crabtree has been cooperative with the police while denying any crime was committed after the 49ers beat the Packers earlier this month.

The police are declining the opportunity to comment on the case at the moment, saying only that they are still investigating and that they hope to wrap up the investigation in the next 10 days. That would be right before the Super Bowl, although all suggestions are that Crabtree won’t be charged unless something else comes to light.

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41 Responses to “Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 23, 2013 9:10 AM

    One way or another, he’s still a turd.

  2. bucrightoff says: Jan 23, 2013 9:15 AM

    Three women? Nice…

  3. waxthat says: Jan 23, 2013 9:18 AM

    three women and crabs….

  4. renofnriggs says: Jan 23, 2013 9:23 AM

    Nothing worse that a lying about sexual assault.

  5. overweightman says: Jan 23, 2013 9:27 AM

    3 women? You’re making MC Hammer proud!

  6. skeebo80 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:28 AM

    He better be glad it was two other women there and not just the both of them.

  7. mazblast says: Jan 23, 2013 9:29 AM

    There is the possibility that no assault took place.

  8. dmackdaddy says: Jan 23, 2013 9:33 AM

    Now that we’ve beat the Falcons, the Gold Diggers can back off! LOL, Niners in the Super Bowl. Fake allegations were not going to hurt us! If anything it fueled the FIRE!

  9. abninf says: Jan 23, 2013 9:35 AM

    Three chicks. Out freaking standing. Props to Crabtree.

  10. moneey31 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:35 AM

    I hope he sues the woman for every penny she probably doesn’t have. Nothing worst than a woman lying about one of the most hideous crimes that exist. Especially in a society where the stigma from that allegation is guilty till proven innocent. On another note, Crabtree was definitely winning on that night, 3 woman, is definitely what a NFC Champ deserves..lol

  11. 49erstim says: Jan 23, 2013 9:36 AM

    Okay it looks like everybody can put their “Jump to Conclusions Mats” away. Lol

  12. tlmoon2112 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:37 AM

    Kudos to the other 2 women for telling the truth. It would have been very easy to band together with this 3rd woman to extort money from Crabs.

    Either way though, I hope he learns a lesson about the types of people he surrounds himself with.

  13. moneey31 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:49 AM

    tlmoon2112 says:
    Jan 23, 2013 9:37 AM

    Either way though, I hope he learns a lesson about the types of people he surrounds himself with.
    —————————————————-Let’s not get this confused. These were groupies. I’m sure he has never met them before this and never will see them again. It’s the risk you take when dealing with groupies, in a society full of social media and camera phones. Some “woman” look at it as a badge of honor just saying they slept with a athlete or celebrity. These woman are at every hotel professional athletes are staying and the seek out the athletes. It goes on in every sport

  14. romo2witten says: Jan 23, 2013 9:53 AM

    Something here smells a little Michael Irvinish. It sounds like he is innocent of sexual assault but you have to wonder exactly what was going on in that room.

  15. jikkle49 says: Jan 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    The shame of all this is cases like this make it all the more harder for women who are actual victims of sexual assault.

  16. heyguru1969 says: Jan 23, 2013 10:17 AM

    Glad to hear it’s likely a false alarm, though him asking, “Want to see my crab tree?” might still be a bit inappropriat no matter how many babes are in the room.

  17. vikesfansteve says: Jan 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    Women who lie about sexual assaults are pure evil and they also make it that much harder for real victims of assault to have their cases substantiated.

  18. skippynj says: Jan 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    … and cue the misogynists choir of all you studs who’ve had the EXACT same thing happen to you because, really, she wanted it just as bad as you did, because why wouldn’t she, because you’re such a manly man, despite your short-comings, and your overbite and well, that hygiene thing you got going on…yeah, it’s HER problem, not yours…bitch.

  19. killface4prez says: Jan 23, 2013 10:26 AM

    I’m no Crabtree fan by any stretch of the imagination, but unless he is proven guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt I feel for the guy to some degree.

    Sexual harassment/assault charges are the easiest way in the world to ruin a guy. It’s just way too easy to throw something out there, true or untrue, and the court of public opinion is always more than happy to render its verdict on the spot.

  20. jackpardeepants says: Jan 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    not a good sign for the 49ers that he did not do it. rapiest usually get rings…ask the steelers and cowboys

  21. bigbadal21 says: Jan 23, 2013 10:46 AM

    Big Ben got a 6 game suspension and no charges were filed.

  22. yyyass says: Jan 23, 2013 10:55 AM

    Reminds me of the Bengals scandal years ago when mom with teenage kids was discovered gang banging a bunch of Bengals – as was apparently a fairly common thing for her and professional jocks. But when it got around that she partied like a porn star the assault charges came out. I remember a Catherine somebody on 20/20 interviewing Icky Woods and being in absolute denial that a woman would subject herself to that and Icky was like, “Are you kidding?”

  23. davikes says: Jan 23, 2013 11:07 AM

    New paragraph in the pro athlete’s handbook: Never take just one groupie home. Always take two or more. That way you’ve got witnesses.

  24. swedishchefstache says: Jan 23, 2013 11:15 AM

    Crabtree just went from a thumbs down to a fist bump in my book

  25. footballfan58 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:25 AM

    I have to say I’m appalled at the accolades this character is getting for being with 3 women. It’s really disturbing how these guys are in a position to be role models. And no, I’m not a prude. I just have higher standards for me and my kids.

  26. titansbro says: Jan 23, 2013 11:28 AM

    Brilliant move by Crabtree having 2 other ladies there as witnesses. I applaud you sir. With that said, can you really trust any of these groupies? That’s not enough protection for me. If I was an NFL player, I’m keeping a stack of sex contracts in my bedside drawer like on the Chappelle show. Hell I even got a few of them in my luggage while on the road. Probably gonna keep a pdf copy on my smartphone in case of emergency.

  27. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jan 23, 2013 11:33 AM

    Probably the best defense ever.

  28. bruno1433 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:37 AM

    He should sue her

  29. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Jan 23, 2013 11:53 AM

    To everyone congratulating him for landing 3 women, just keep in mind that sleeping around with random groupies is what caused the trouble in the first place. Athletes need to be more aware of the fact that women who are sleeping with you for no other reason than your fame and money will be MUCH more likely to lie in order to get fame and money.

    Crabtree shouldn’t be condemned as it looks very clear that no sexual assault occurred, but this sort of risky behavior also shouldn’t be glorified just because we all have delusional fantasies of threesomes…or in this case, a foursome.

  30. z0inks says: Jan 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    Let this be a lesson to all men, and a good rule to live by:

    When engaging in casual sexual congress, there should always be at least 2-3 women involved.

    Safety in numbers.

  31. damcmp says: Jan 23, 2013 12:02 PM

    Crabs are rare these days…with the advent of bikini waxing and pubic manicures crabs are way down!

  32. JackAcid says: Jan 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    I said it the day the news broke and I’ll say it again:

    A dude with no history of off-field issues, at the peak of his powers, heading into the biggest game of his life, does not just suddenly rape someone.

    Having said that, he needs to use better judgement. Clearly he was hanging with the wrong women.

  33. upperdecker19 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:24 PM

    3 women is nothing. I have an infinite choice of ladies in my imaginary stable…

    -Manti Te’o

  34. seattlecoug says: Jan 23, 2013 12:24 PM

    Since it’s San Fran, I’m surprised it wasn’t 3 dudes in the room with him…

  35. Stiller43 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:34 PM

    The fact that no evidence was found and no charges filed/arrests made hasnt stopped roger from handing out suspensions before.

  36. rmzthefirst says: Jan 23, 2013 12:46 PM

    The girl in question was one of the Falcon DB’s girlfriends, who was flown out to try and get him arrested to keep him off the field…! lol

  37. 989lions says: Jan 23, 2013 1:08 PM

    Never liked Crabtree after that long hold out, and the 49ers become relevant the last two years stung due to my fanhood. So I will admit I unfairly judged him declaring him guilty until proven innocent. Glad it came out it wasnt true, and the woman was a gold digger. Good luck in the SB 9ers fans.

  38. bleedgreen says: Jan 23, 2013 1:10 PM

    Hopefully she has charges pressed against her for filing a false report.

  39. overweightman says: Jan 23, 2013 1:14 PM

    The man beat triple coverage

  40. donjuan2oo6 says: Jan 23, 2013 10:21 PM

    Three women? Wilt chamberlain calls that a slow morning..

  41. ehsguy72 says: Jan 24, 2013 9:49 AM

    “Something here smells a little Michael Irvinish. It sounds like he is innocent of sexual assault but you have to wonder exactly what was going on in that room”

    Ummm, It was a menage a quad- duh!

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